Weekly Feature – Ferrari F430

The Ferrari F430 was produced from 2004 to 2009 as a revision of the 360 with aim to improve aerodynamics. The F430 has a handful of Ferrari heritage exterior design details. For example, the tail lights and engine cover vents replicate that of the Enzo’s. Just like the Testarossa, the driver’s side mirror has the name etched in it, and the oval openings on the front bumper resemble those of earlier Ferrari racing models.

 

The F430 was the first Ferrari to have the Manettino dials on the steering wheel. Manettino, meaning little lever, allows the driver to adjust things like suspension, traction and throttle response simply and quickly. So yeah, it’s basically a spaceship.

Lastly, The F430 has a 4.3L V8 petrol engine. It has 343 lb-ft of torque, 80% which is available blew 3,500 RPM. Its top speed is 186mph and it has a 3.6s 0-60 time. This is .6s faster than the 360. The F430 also features what they call the “E-Diff”, a limited slip active differential, as well. This allows the distribution of torque to be varied depending on steering and acceleration.

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